Vaibhavi Kowshik

Assistant Professor

A National Institute of Design graduate, she has specialized in Exhibition Design. In addition to this, Vaibhavi also completed ‘Entrepreneurship for Good Fellowship’ by The DO School, Berlin that focuses on creating socially impactful business practices. She comes on board with a diverse range of work experience on big scale performances and exhibition design. Stage design, exhibition design, curation and production of art installations and events are some of the different aspects of design she has indulged in so far.

Currently she is also working on setting up programmes and spaces with an All India Society by the name of Artist’s Resurgence Thrust Society for Glass, Ceramics and Handicrafts of India. She is determined to create comprehensive experiential learning programmes that promote art, music, performance, craft, skill development classes, cross-disciplinary innovations and cultural discourse. She is presently managing programmes at ‘The Studio’ in Faridabad along with her father. They aim to create a platform for experiential learning through arts for children from less privileged backgrounds and other interested adults who otherwise do not get the chance to create and explore. She is also working on a Virtual Exhibition for the Archival and Museum Fellowship awarded to her by India Foundation for the Arts and Centre for Community Knowledge, Ambedkar University.

Over the years, she has worked on various music videos, stages for music festivals and concerts for musical performances. She has also worked as a Stage Designer for the Tadpole Repertory, Delhi. She has designed exhibitions ‘Jazz in India’ and ‘Parsing – The Mind’s Eye’ hosted at India International Centre, and has co-curated Bengal Mastera’ exhibitions with Vijay Kowshik. Her first professional project after graduation was to work with Italian designers for the Fiat and Tata Auto Show held at Pragati Maidan in the year 2008 with Meroform Pvt. Ltd. She has been awarded the ‘Best Stage Design’ for ‘Still & Still Moving’ a play by the Tadpole Repertory.

At IIAD, she would play an integral role in mentoring and sharing her experiences with the students of the Communication Design programme and contribute towards their growth as culturally and socially aware designers.

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